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Classical India Golden Triangle Tour With Khajuraho & Varanasi

Route : LONDON DELHI JAIPUR AGRA KHAJURAHO VARANASI DELHI LONDON

10 Nights   fr£1399

Tour Highlights
  • DELHI: Discover the long and fascinating history of the cosmopolitan capital city with its rich array of monuments.
  • JAIPUR: Admire the ancient town planning system of Vastushastra and the visit the Amber fort. Get involved in the traditional culture by becoming a part of the same.
  • AGRA: Visit the beautiful Taj Mahal and walk down the echelons of Mughal history at Fatehpur Sikri and Agra Fort.
  • KHAJURAHO: Explore the erotic carvings that swathe Khajuraho’s three groups of Unesco World Heritage Site–listed temples are among the finest temple art in the world.
  • VARANASI: Explore the most blindingly colorful, unrelentingly chaotic and unapologetically indiscreet place.
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What's Included

  • Return flight from London airport

  • 25Kgs baggage allowance per person

  • 10 Nights hotel accommodation on twin sharing basis

  • Accommodation based on bed & breakfast basis at all places

  • Lunch at Orchha

  • Meeting and assistance on arrival / departure

  • Transfer from airport to hotel and vice-versa

  • Sightseeing, excursion and Surface travel as per program

  • Cost based on air-conditioned Toyota Innova

  • Train journey between Agra / Jhansi by shatabdi express in AC chair car cabin

  • English speaking local guide at Delhi, Agra, Fatehpur Sikri, Jaipur, Khajuraho & Varanasi as per mentioned program

  • Single entry to the monuments

  • Porterage of baggage at airport only

  • Entrance at the places of visit. (Subject to change)

  • Jeep Ride at Amber Fort in Jaipur

  • Evening Aarti ceremony in Varanasi

  • Common boat ride on river Ganges in Varanasi

Itinerary in Brief

  • Delhi : The Park (2 Nights) | Luxury

  • Jaipur : Radisson Jaipur city center (2 Nights) | Superior room

  • Agra : Crystal Sarovar Premiere (2 Nights) | Deluxe room

  • Khajuraho : Clarks Khajuraho (1 Night) Superior Room

  • Varanasi : Radisson (2 Nights) Superior Room

  • Delhi : Pride Plaza hotel Aerocity (1 Night) Deluxe Room

Classical India Golden Triangle Tour With Khajuraho & Varanasi

Day 1 - ARRIVE DELHI

We welcome you in the capital city of India, for a journey across the fascinating history-markers of medieval north India. Wars were fought and rulers changed in Delhi but ordinary lives were lived in relative continuity. Glimpses of these can be seen even today as the character of the city underwent massive changes in the last decades.

In the lands fabled to have seen seven cities, signs of the old are continuously jostling with the new, presenting an ever-fascinating panorama. We welcome you to its chaos and stability, into its steadfastness and its impatience and into a delightful rainbow of amalgamation, producing a world completely its own. Arrive Delhi airport by flight, meeting and assistance at airport and transfer to hotel for check in. Overnight stay at hotel.

Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Day 2 - DELHI SIGHTSEEING

Delhi is often distinguished as the old and new, the old referring to the pre –British habitations and the new is Lutyen’s Delhi, built to suit British sensibilities and the rapidly expanding city of independent India. However as we walk you through this city which has fascinated one and all for centuries, you will see that these demarcations are fluid with an intermixing of the old and new Delhi’s producing a supremely fascinating pulse to its city life.

This morning after breakfast proceed for sightseeing of Old & New Delhi Old Delhi - Old Delhi is the 300-year-old walled city built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jehan in 1648 as his capital. The focus of the city is the magnificent Jama Mosque built of red sandstone. Drive past the Red Fort from where the Prime Minister of India addresses the nation on India’s Independence Day. Visit Jama Masjid, the most elegant mosque in India that stands high on a hillock in between and around these two focal points of the 17th century city is a thriving modern city in a medieval setting. This area once had a tree-lined broad central avenue, with a canal dividing the thoroughfare. Visit Raj Ghat, Mahatma Gandhi’s shrine.

New Delhi - New Delhi is the early 20th century British capital designed by Sir Edward Lutyen’s and Herbert Baker. Drive past the President’s House, the Rashtrapati Bhavan and the two flanking Secretariat buildings – the nerve centre of government activity. Driving down this hillock is the India Gate, the great memorial arch built to commemorate the slain heroes of World War-I and Indo-Afghan War. Around India Gate are palaces of some of the erstwhile Indian princely states that are now public offices and museums.

Visit the precursor to the Taj Mahal, Humayun’s Tomb built in 1565 AD by the widow of the second Mughal emperor Haji Begum. In the vicinity of Humayun’s Tomb is the grave of Delhi’s most revered Sufi Saint, Hazrat Nizamuddin. Humayun’s Tomb is a garden tomb and stands as a high point of early Mughal architecture and technology. The gardens of the Humayun’s Tomb have recently been restored and revitalized to their former glory by the Aga Khan Foundation for Culture. Later drive to Delhi’s most recognized symbol, the 12th century Qutub Minar, standing 72 metres high and Delhi’s first mosque Quwat-ul-Islam (Light of Islam) Mosque. Also standing in this complex are buildings that were built by successive Islamic rulers and British. We end the day by visiting the Hindu heritage of the city, Lakshmi Narayan temple built by one of India’s premier industrial families, the Birla’s.

Overnight stay at the hotel

Day 3 - DRIVE FROM DELHI  TO JAIPUR (265 KMS / 06 HRS)

This morning after breakfast leave Delhi and drive to Jaipur,

Upon arrival check in at hotel. 

Overnight stay at the hotel

Day 4 - JAIPUR SIGHTSEEING

Morning After breakfast excursion to Amber fort. Amber is a classic, romantic Rajasthani Fort Palace. The rugged, time-ravaged walls of the Fort may not look beautiful from the outside, but the interior is a virtual paradise. Miniatures painted on the walls depict hunting and war scenes, apart from festivals. Precious stones and mirrors are embedded into the plaster. Inside the Jag Mandir, is the famed Sheesh Mahal - a room with all the four walls and ceiling completely embedded with glittering mirror pieces, which were specially imported from Belgium during that period. Enroute to Amber Fort, you will have a brief photography stop at Hawa Mahal - the Palace of Winds.

Afternoon sightseeing tour of Jaipur city visiting Maharaja's City Palace, the former Royal residence, part of it converted into a museum. A small portion is still used by the Royal family of Jaipur. Built in the style of a fortified campus, the palace covers almost one-seventh in area of the city. One of the major attractions in the museum is the portion known as Armoury Museum housing an impressive array of weaponry-pistols, blunderbusses, flintlocks, swords, rifles and daggers. The royal families of Jaipur once used most of these weapons. Later visit the Jantar Mantar, which is the largest stone and marble crafted observatory in the world. Situated near the gate of the city palace, the observatory has 17 large instruments, many of them still in working condition. Take a Rickshaw Ride in the local market to feel the pulse of Rajasthan.

Overnight stay at hotel

Day 5 - DRIVE JAIPUR TO AGRA VIA FATEHPUR SIKRI (245 KMS / 04 ½ HRS)

This morning after breakfast leave Jaipur and drive to Agra enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri. 

The deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri was built by Emperor Akbar in 1569, in honour of the great Saint Sheikh Salim Chisti who blessed Akbar and prophesized the birth of three sons to the heirless Emperor. Akbar used Fatehpur Sikri as his capital and the city was fully occupied for 14 years but slowly became deserted and ruined after Akbar left the city. Scarcity of water was the prime factor for the abandonment of this beautiful city. Visit the remarkably well-preserved, graceful buildings within the 'Ghost City' including the Jama Masjid, tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal Palace and other palaces that speak of the grandeur and splendour of the Mughal empire at the height of its power.

After visit of Fatehpur Sikri drive to Agra,

upon arrival check in at hotel.

Overnight stay at the hotel

Day 6 - AGRA

Morning after breakfast proceed for sightseeing of Agra

Visit Agra Fort - behind its forbidding red sandstone battlements lie palaces that tell the story of the Moghul Empire. The most impressive part of the Fort are the Diwan-e-Am, where the Emperor sat on his throne to dispense to his subjects, and the Diwan-e-Khas where he received foreign dignitaries.

Visit the Taj Mahal -built by Shah Jahan in 1560 in memory of his queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. This architectural marvel is a perfectly proportioned masterpiece fashioned from white marble that stands testimony to the skill of 20,000 craftsmen brought together from Persia, Turkey, France and Italy and who took 17 year to complete this ' Love Poem in marble'. (Taj Mahal remains closed on Friday)

Overnight stay at hotel

Day 7 TRAIN FROM AGRA TO JHANSI & DRIVE TO KHAJURAHO VIA ORCHHA

Today in time transfer to Agra railway station to board train for Jhansi

Agra/ Jhansi 12002 Bhopal Shatabdi Express 0811/ 1045 Hrs

Meeting & Assistance on arrival and drive to Khajuraho via Orcha.

ORCHHA - The palaces and temples of this medieval township built by its Bundela rulers in the 16th and 17th century retain much of its pristine perfection. The Jehangir Mahal was built in the 17th century by Raja Bir Singh Ju Deo to commemorate the visit of Emperor Jehangir to Orchha. Its strong lines are counterbalanced by delicate chhatris and trellis work. The Raj Mahal has a plain exterior crowned by chhatries but the interior has exquisite, boldly colourful murals on religious themes. The Ram Raja Temple is most unusual as it is a palace turned temple and where Rama is worshipped as a Raja (king). The Laxmi Narayan Temple is linked by a flagstone path to the Ram Raja Temple. The interiors contain the most exquisite of Orchha’s wall paintings. Lunch at Local restaurant.

Later continue drive to Khajuraho (approx. 03 Hrs from Orchha) and check in at hotel Khajuraho was the capital of the Chandela kings and its temples were built in the short span of hundred years, from 950-1050 AD. Most of them were destroyed by Muslim invaders. Adorned with exquisite sculpture, only 22 temples remain of the original 85. They are the strange works of a long dead people. Khajuraho’s temples are covered with hundreds of sculptured figures - a galaxy of gods and goddesses, beasts and serpents, and a multitude of erotic couples which represent a paean to life, to love and to joy. The most famous are the Kandariya Mahadev, the Chaturbhuj, the Paraswanath and the Ghantai - the summit of Hindu sculpture: voluptuous forms; human and divine, throbbing with life and sublime in expression.

Overnight stay at the hotel

Day 8 -FLIGHT FROM KHAJURAHO TO VARANASI

Today morning visit to Western Group of Temples, the most important temple being the Kandariya Mahadeo Temple-dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is one of the largest and most typical of the Khajuraho temples. Visit the Chausat Yogini Jain Temple-dedicated to the 64 "Yoginis" or attendants of Goddess Kali. This temple stands apart from the rest. Also seethe Chitragupta or Bharatji Temple with a lovely sculpture of Lord Vishnu in his 11-headed form. The sculptures that adorn the temples, carved in stone depict gods, goddesses and amorous couples.

Afternoon transfer to Khajuraho airport to board flight to Varanasi

Upon arrival meeting & assistance and transfer to hotel

Evening visit Ganges to witness the Aarti ceremony.

Aarti is said to have descended from the Vedic concept of fire rituals, or homa. In the traditional Aarti ceremony, the flower represents the earth (solidity), the water and accompanying handkerchief correspond with the water element (liquidity), the lamp or candle represents the fire component (heat), the peacock fan conveys the precious quality of air (movement), and the yak-tail fan represents the subtle form of ether (space). The incense represents a purified state of mind, and one’s "intelligence" is offered through the adherence to rules of timing and order of offerings. Thus, one’s entire existence and all facets of material creation are symbolically offered to the Lord via the Aarti ceremony.

Overnight stay at the hotel

Day 9 - VARANASI SIGTHSEEING

Early morning boat ride on river Ganges .The ride gives you an unforgettable experience seeing the bathing and cremation sites. The boat ride takes you till Manikarnika Ghat- the cremation ghat and back. After boat ride, take a small walking tour through narrow lanes of Varanasi passing by Vishwanath temple- also called The Golden temple because of the gold-plating on its roof and Durga temple ((Non Hindus are not allowed in the temple).

Later return to hotel for breakfast.

After breakfast excursion to Sarnath Buddha preached his first sermon to five disciples at the Deer Park here, enshrining the principals of his teaching into laws. The Dhamek Stupa Marks the location of a once resplendent monastery a large complex of ruined monasteries covers the area north of the stupas some of the buildings belong to the Kushan and Gupta period. The first monk communities probably settled here in the 3rd century BC. Near the Dhamek Stupa is a new Monastery built by the Buddhist Mahabodhi Society. The major events of Buddha’s life are depicted here in wall paintings by a Japanese artist. Sarnath has an interesting archaeological Museum which has preserved the famous Sarnath pillar whose capital forms India’s national emblem. Rest of the afternoon is at leisure.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 10 - FLIGHT FROM VARANSI TO DELHI

Today in time transfer to Varanasi airport to board the flight to Delhi.

Flight : Varanasi – Delhi 

Meeting & Assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel for check in.

Overnight stay at hotel

Day 10 - LEAVE DELHI

Today in time transfer to Delhi airport to board the flight for onward destination.

NEXT STEP?

To find out more information and make a reservation, contact one of our Specialist Travel Experts directly on 0203 023 7776. Alternatively, fill out our enquiry form or send us an email at res@affordableluxurytravel.co.uk

Dates & Prices

2020

10 Nights Prices From

01-15 October

£1,399 pp

16-30 October

£1,519 pp

01-30 November

£1,439 pp

01-15 December

£1,519 pp

2021

10 Nights Prices From

10-31 January

£1,469 pp

01-20 February

£1,519 pp

Notes

Prices are per person & based on 2 adults sharing. Price Includes all flights, accommodation, and tours as shown and 25 kgs baggage allowance on all flights from London, on selected departure dates above. Subject to available hotels and flights.

COST DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • ITEMS OF PERSONAL NATURE - such as laundry, table drinks, telephone bills, tips to room boys, drivers, guides, personal clothing including sleeping bags etc.
  • Visa fee for India to be arranged and paid for directly by the clients. Check VISA rules carefully from your nearest Indian Embassy/ Mission before applying for Indian VISA.
  • Travel & Health Insurance to be arranged and paid for directly by the clients
  • Airport taxes and fuel surcharges, which are subject to change without notice. Any meals (other than breakfast), drinks, tips, expenses of personal nature

NEXT STEP?

To find out more information and make a reservation, contact one of our Specialist Travel Experts directly on 0203 023 7776. Alternatively, fill out our enquiry form or send us an email at res@affordableluxurytravel.co.uk

What's Included

  • Return flight from London airport

  • 25Kgs baggage allowance per person

  • 10 Nights hotel accommodation on twin sharing basis

  • Accommodation based on bed & breakfast basis at all places

  • Lunch at Orchha

  • Meeting and assistance on arrival / departure

  • Transfer from airport to hotel and vice-versa

  • Sightseeing, excursion and Surface travel as per program

  • Cost based on air-conditioned Toyota Innova

  • Train journey between Agra / Jhansi by shatabdi express in AC chair car cabin

  • English speaking local guide at Delhi, Agra, Fatehpur Sikri, Jaipur, Khajuraho & Varanasi as per mentioned program

  • Single entry to the monuments

  • Porterage of baggage at airport only

  • Entrance at the places of visit. (Subject to change)

  • Jeep Ride at Amber Fort in Jaipur

  • Evening Aarti ceremony in Varanasi

  • Common boat ride on river Ganges in Varanasi

Itinerary in Brief

  • Delhi : The Park (2 Nights) | Luxury

  • Jaipur : Radisson Jaipur city center (2 Nights) | Superior room

  • Agra : Crystal Sarovar Premiere (2 Nights) | Deluxe room

  • Khajuraho : Clarks Khajuraho (1 Night) Superior Room

  • Varanasi : Radisson (2 Nights) Superior Room

  • Delhi : Pride Plaza hotel Aerocity (1 Night) Deluxe Room

Classical India Golden Triangle Tour With Khajuraho & Varanasi

Day 1 - ARRIVE DELHI

We welcome you in the capital city of India, for a journey across the fascinating history-markers of medieval north India. Wars were fought and rulers changed in Delhi but ordinary lives were lived in relative continuity. Glimpses of these can be seen even today as the character of the city underwent massive changes in the last decades.

In the lands fabled to have seen seven cities, signs of the old are continuously jostling with the new, presenting an ever-fascinating panorama. We welcome you to its chaos and stability, into its steadfastness and its impatience and into a delightful rainbow of amalgamation, producing a world completely its own. Arrive Delhi airport by flight, meeting and assistance at airport and transfer to hotel for check in. Overnight stay at hotel.

Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Day 2 - DELHI SIGHTSEEING

Delhi is often distinguished as the old and new, the old referring to the pre –British habitations and the new is Lutyen’s Delhi, built to suit British sensibilities and the rapidly expanding city of independent India. However as we walk you through this city which has fascinated one and all for centuries, you will see that these demarcations are fluid with an intermixing of the old and new Delhi’s producing a supremely fascinating pulse to its city life.

This morning after breakfast proceed for sightseeing of Old & New Delhi Old Delhi - Old Delhi is the 300-year-old walled city built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jehan in 1648 as his capital. The focus of the city is the magnificent Jama Mosque built of red sandstone. Drive past the Red Fort from where the Prime Minister of India addresses the nation on India’s Independence Day. Visit Jama Masjid, the most elegant mosque in India that stands high on a hillock in between and around these two focal points of the 17th century city is a thriving modern city in a medieval setting. This area once had a tree-lined broad central avenue, with a canal dividing the thoroughfare. Visit Raj Ghat, Mahatma Gandhi’s shrine.

New Delhi - New Delhi is the early 20th century British capital designed by Sir Edward Lutyen’s and Herbert Baker. Drive past the President’s House, the Rashtrapati Bhavan and the two flanking Secretariat buildings – the nerve centre of government activity. Driving down this hillock is the India Gate, the great memorial arch built to commemorate the slain heroes of World War-I and Indo-Afghan War. Around India Gate are palaces of some of the erstwhile Indian princely states that are now public offices and museums.

Visit the precursor to the Taj Mahal, Humayun’s Tomb built in 1565 AD by the widow of the second Mughal emperor Haji Begum. In the vicinity of Humayun’s Tomb is the grave of Delhi’s most revered Sufi Saint, Hazrat Nizamuddin. Humayun’s Tomb is a garden tomb and stands as a high point of early Mughal architecture and technology. The gardens of the Humayun’s Tomb have recently been restored and revitalized to their former glory by the Aga Khan Foundation for Culture. Later drive to Delhi’s most recognized symbol, the 12th century Qutub Minar, standing 72 metres high and Delhi’s first mosque Quwat-ul-Islam (Light of Islam) Mosque. Also standing in this complex are buildings that were built by successive Islamic rulers and British. We end the day by visiting the Hindu heritage of the city, Lakshmi Narayan temple built by one of India’s premier industrial families, the Birla’s.

Overnight stay at the hotel

Day 3 - DRIVE FROM DELHI  TO JAIPUR (265 KMS / 06 HRS)

This morning after breakfast leave Delhi and drive to Jaipur,

Upon arrival check in at hotel. 

Overnight stay at the hotel

Day 4 - JAIPUR SIGHTSEEING

Morning After breakfast excursion to Amber fort. Amber is a classic, romantic Rajasthani Fort Palace. The rugged, time-ravaged walls of the Fort may not look beautiful from the outside, but the interior is a virtual paradise. Miniatures painted on the walls depict hunting and war scenes, apart from festivals. Precious stones and mirrors are embedded into the plaster. Inside the Jag Mandir, is the famed Sheesh Mahal - a room with all the four walls and ceiling completely embedded with glittering mirror pieces, which were specially imported from Belgium during that period. Enroute to Amber Fort, you will have a brief photography stop at Hawa Mahal - the Palace of Winds.

Afternoon sightseeing tour of Jaipur city visiting Maharaja's City Palace, the former Royal residence, part of it converted into a museum. A small portion is still used by the Royal family of Jaipur. Built in the style of a fortified campus, the palace covers almost one-seventh in area of the city. One of the major attractions in the museum is the portion known as Armoury Museum housing an impressive array of weaponry-pistols, blunderbusses, flintlocks, swords, rifles and daggers. The royal families of Jaipur once used most of these weapons. Later visit the Jantar Mantar, which is the largest stone and marble crafted observatory in the world. Situated near the gate of the city palace, the observatory has 17 large instruments, many of them still in working condition. Take a Rickshaw Ride in the local market to feel the pulse of Rajasthan.

Overnight stay at hotel

Day 5 - DRIVE JAIPUR TO AGRA VIA FATEHPUR SIKRI (245 KMS / 04 ½ HRS)

This morning after breakfast leave Jaipur and drive to Agra enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri. 

The deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri was built by Emperor Akbar in 1569, in honour of the great Saint Sheikh Salim Chisti who blessed Akbar and prophesized the birth of three sons to the heirless Emperor. Akbar used Fatehpur Sikri as his capital and the city was fully occupied for 14 years but slowly became deserted and ruined after Akbar left the city. Scarcity of water was the prime factor for the abandonment of this beautiful city. Visit the remarkably well-preserved, graceful buildings within the 'Ghost City' including the Jama Masjid, tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal Palace and other palaces that speak of the grandeur and splendour of the Mughal empire at the height of its power.

After visit of Fatehpur Sikri drive to Agra,

upon arrival check in at hotel.

Overnight stay at the hotel

Day 6 - AGRA

Morning after breakfast proceed for sightseeing of Agra

Visit Agra Fort - behind its forbidding red sandstone battlements lie palaces that tell the story of the Moghul Empire. The most impressive part of the Fort are the Diwan-e-Am, where the Emperor sat on his throne to dispense to his subjects, and the Diwan-e-Khas where he received foreign dignitaries.

Visit the Taj Mahal -built by Shah Jahan in 1560 in memory of his queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. This architectural marvel is a perfectly proportioned masterpiece fashioned from white marble that stands testimony to the skill of 20,000 craftsmen brought together from Persia, Turkey, France and Italy and who took 17 year to complete this ' Love Poem in marble'. (Taj Mahal remains closed on Friday)

Overnight stay at hotel

Day 7 TRAIN FROM AGRA TO JHANSI & DRIVE TO KHAJURAHO VIA ORCHHA

Today in time transfer to Agra railway station to board train for Jhansi

Agra/ Jhansi 12002 Bhopal Shatabdi Express 0811/ 1045 Hrs

Meeting & Assistance on arrival and drive to Khajuraho via Orcha.

ORCHHA - The palaces and temples of this medieval township built by its Bundela rulers in the 16th and 17th century retain much of its pristine perfection. The Jehangir Mahal was built in the 17th century by Raja Bir Singh Ju Deo to commemorate the visit of Emperor Jehangir to Orchha. Its strong lines are counterbalanced by delicate chhatris and trellis work. The Raj Mahal has a plain exterior crowned by chhatries but the interior has exquisite, boldly colourful murals on religious themes. The Ram Raja Temple is most unusual as it is a palace turned temple and where Rama is worshipped as a Raja (king). The Laxmi Narayan Temple is linked by a flagstone path to the Ram Raja Temple. The interiors contain the most exquisite of Orchha’s wall paintings. Lunch at Local restaurant.

Later continue drive to Khajuraho (approx. 03 Hrs from Orchha) and check in at hotel Khajuraho was the capital of the Chandela kings and its temples were built in the short span of hundred years, from 950-1050 AD. Most of them were destroyed by Muslim invaders. Adorned with exquisite sculpture, only 22 temples remain of the original 85. They are the strange works of a long dead people. Khajuraho’s temples are covered with hundreds of sculptured figures - a galaxy of gods and goddesses, beasts and serpents, and a multitude of erotic couples which represent a paean to life, to love and to joy. The most famous are the Kandariya Mahadev, the Chaturbhuj, the Paraswanath and the Ghantai - the summit of Hindu sculpture: voluptuous forms; human and divine, throbbing with life and sublime in expression.

Overnight stay at the hotel

Day 8 -FLIGHT FROM KHAJURAHO TO VARANASI

Today morning visit to Western Group of Temples, the most important temple being the Kandariya Mahadeo Temple-dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is one of the largest and most typical of the Khajuraho temples. Visit the Chausat Yogini Jain Temple-dedicated to the 64 "Yoginis" or attendants of Goddess Kali. This temple stands apart from the rest. Also seethe Chitragupta or Bharatji Temple with a lovely sculpture of Lord Vishnu in his 11-headed form. The sculptures that adorn the temples, carved in stone depict gods, goddesses and amorous couples.

Afternoon transfer to Khajuraho airport to board flight to Varanasi

Upon arrival meeting & assistance and transfer to hotel

Evening visit Ganges to witness the Aarti ceremony.

Aarti is said to have descended from the Vedic concept of fire rituals, or homa. In the traditional Aarti ceremony, the flower represents the earth (solidity), the water and accompanying handkerchief correspond with the water element (liquidity), the lamp or candle represents the fire component (heat), the peacock fan conveys the precious quality of air (movement), and the yak-tail fan represents the subtle form of ether (space). The incense represents a purified state of mind, and one’s "intelligence" is offered through the adherence to rules of timing and order of offerings. Thus, one’s entire existence and all facets of material creation are symbolically offered to the Lord via the Aarti ceremony.

Overnight stay at the hotel

Day 9 - VARANASI SIGTHSEEING

Early morning boat ride on river Ganges .The ride gives you an unforgettable experience seeing the bathing and cremation sites. The boat ride takes you till Manikarnika Ghat- the cremation ghat and back. After boat ride, take a small walking tour through narrow lanes of Varanasi passing by Vishwanath temple- also called The Golden temple because of the gold-plating on its roof and Durga temple ((Non Hindus are not allowed in the temple).

Later return to hotel for breakfast.

After breakfast excursion to Sarnath Buddha preached his first sermon to five disciples at the Deer Park here, enshrining the principals of his teaching into laws. The Dhamek Stupa Marks the location of a once resplendent monastery a large complex of ruined monasteries covers the area north of the stupas some of the buildings belong to the Kushan and Gupta period. The first monk communities probably settled here in the 3rd century BC. Near the Dhamek Stupa is a new Monastery built by the Buddhist Mahabodhi Society. The major events of Buddha’s life are depicted here in wall paintings by a Japanese artist. Sarnath has an interesting archaeological Museum which has preserved the famous Sarnath pillar whose capital forms India’s national emblem. Rest of the afternoon is at leisure.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 10 - FLIGHT FROM VARANSI TO DELHI

Today in time transfer to Varanasi airport to board the flight to Delhi.

Flight : Varanasi – Delhi 

Meeting & Assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel for check in.

Overnight stay at hotel

Day 10 - LEAVE DELHI

Today in time transfer to Delhi airport to board the flight for onward destination.

NEXT STEP?

To find out more information and make a reservation, contact one of our Specialist Travel Experts directly on 0203 023 7776. Alternatively, fill out our enquiry form or send us an email at res@affordableluxurytravel.co.uk

Dates & Prices

2020

10 Nights Prices From

01-15 October

£1,399 pp

16-30 October

£1,519 pp

01-30 November

£1,439 pp

01-15 December

£1,519 pp

2021

10 Nights Prices From

10-31 January

£1,469 pp

01-20 February

£1,519 pp

Notes

Prices are per person & based on 2 adults sharing. Price Includes all flights, accommodation, and tours as shown and 25 kgs baggage allowance on all flights from London, on selected departure dates above. Subject to available hotels and flights.

COST DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • ITEMS OF PERSONAL NATURE - such as laundry, table drinks, telephone bills, tips to room boys, drivers, guides, personal clothing including sleeping bags etc.
  • Visa fee for India to be arranged and paid for directly by the clients. Check VISA rules carefully from your nearest Indian Embassy/ Mission before applying for Indian VISA.
  • Travel & Health Insurance to be arranged and paid for directly by the clients
  • Airport taxes and fuel surcharges, which are subject to change without notice. Any meals (other than breakfast), drinks, tips, expenses of personal nature

NEXT STEP?

To find out more information and make a reservation, contact one of our Specialist Travel Experts directly on 0203 023 7776. Alternatively, fill out our enquiry form or send us an email at res@affordableluxurytravel.co.uk
Upgrades & Add ons

VISIT TO AKSHARDHAM TEMPLE

Fr. £85 pp

THE MOHABBAT E TAJ SHOW

Fr. £50 pp

STREET FOOD TOUR AT AGRA

Fr. £50 pp
For Booking

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Hotels and Accommodation

The Park

2 Nights

Bed & Breakfast

Radisson Jaipur City Center

2 Nights

Bed & Breakfast

Crystal Sarovar Premiere, Agra

2 Nights

Bed & Breakfast

Clarks Khajuraho

1 Night

Bed & Breakfast

Radisson Hotel Varanasi

2 Nights

Bed & Breakfast

Pride Plaza Hotel Aerocity, New Delhi

1 Night

Bed & Breakfast


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Affordable Luxury Travel, 2nd Floor, 10/11 Percy Street
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0203 023 7776
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